WABCO unveils connected, intelligent trailer platform

WABCO Holdings Inc. has introduced a connected and intelligent trailer platform in North America which is built on four key technologies – Intelligent Anti-Lock Braking System (iABS), trailer Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Intelligent Trailer Program (ITP) and TrailerCAST.

The platform also features open software architecture to facilitate cooperation with key industry players.

The trailer platform is a key milestone in fulfilling WABCO’s mission to provide a more robust connection between the truck and the trailer, enabling fleets and other strategic partners to identify and proactively manage critical safety and diagnostic issues. Along with WABCO’s extensive portfolio of trailer products, strategic partners such as vehicle diagnostics provider Noregon and trailer axle manufacturer Hendrickson, have agreed to integrate their products and services into the connected trailer platform.

“Our new trailer platform is a simple solution for customers that leverages iABS to receive, process and distribute critical trailer health information,” said Collin Shaw, Director, Business Development and Marketing, WABCO North America. “Through iABS, our trailer platform helps fleets gain invaluable insight into previously difficult-to-access ABS information while also acting as a gateway for WABCO’s ITP and integrations from other partners. Looking to the future, WABCO’s position in truck and trailer braking will facilitate true connectivity between truck and trailer helping to pave the way to higher levels of safety and efficiency.”

Introduced in 2019, the WABCO iABS helps optimise trailer control during emergency braking while enabling the activation of ITP features including Lift Axle Control, Door Ajar, Axle Load Monitoring, for example. As the pioneer and market leader in trailer braking technology, WABCO has sold close to 6 million Trailer ABS systems in North America.

WABCO is also launching its TrailerCAST trailer telematics device for North America to enhance customer access to critical trailer information. In production globally since 2019, the TrailerCAST device provides GPS and cellular connectivity to iABS and its associated intelligent features. Available with and without battery backup, TrailerCAST is able to provide a GPS location for trailers across North America. Additionally, with its 4G cellular connection, TrailerCast can transmit critical trailer information to WABCO’s data cloud and fleets can access this information in real-time through Noregon’s TripVision.

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